Martinez leads No. 10 Huskers' 40-7 win over Mocs

Martinez leads No. 10 Huskers' 40-7 win over Mocs

Published Sep. 3, 2011 11:56 p.m. ET

Taylor Martinez ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns out of Nebraska's new no-huddle offense and the No. 10 Cornhuskers beat Chattanooga 40-7 Saturday in their first game as Big Ten members.

Rex Burkhead added 75 yards and a touchdown as the Cornhuskers won their 26th consecutive opener, the longest streak in the nation.

Martinez scored on runs of 7, 43 and 47 yards and completed 11 of 22 passes for 116 yards before giving way to Brion (BREE-on) Carnes in the fourth quarter.

The Mocs of the Football Championship Subdivision scored their only points when Marlon Anthony caught a 13-yard pass from B.J. Coleman after cornerback Andrew Green fell.


Martinez, who matched his career high with 19 carries, scored his first touchdowns in nine games. It was the fourth time in his 14 career games that he had at least three TD runs.